Today I’m excited to share one of my latest client projects – a new ensuite in a house extension. This navy blue and charcoal bathroom feels moody and inviting, and I hope you find some ideas to inspire you!
Ensuites are often the smallest rooms in your home, but they provide the perfect opportunity to be a bit bold with colour. My client wanted something different to the safe ‘grey and white’ colour palette that is typically used in bathrooms – but she wasn’t sure how to achieve this look.
I pulled together a mood board of ideas, showing how a pop of colour on a wall could really create a wow factor and change the mood of a space. I was inspired by two fabulous images I found on Pinterest of blue/green fish scale tiles.
The client loved the look of the blue/green tiles so finding a feature tile in this colour became the focus of the bathroom, and then we selected everything to tie in with this feature.
‘When mixing tiles, look for complementary tones or common undertones, and don’t be afraid to use different shapes and patterns to make in visually interesting.’
The biggest challenge was getting the feature tile approved by hubbie! He wasn’t keen on the fish scale look, so we opted for a long subway tile, that we laid in a herringbone pattern. He wasn’t convinced that it would work – but we totally proved him wrong!
The tiles, both floor and wall are my favourite. The deep sea-blue herringbone tile is hero of the room. I also love the warmth of the recycled timber vanity top and gun metal metallic finish tap wear. The round mirror also ties in nicely with the vanity bowl and softens the hard edges of the bathroom.
Floor and wall tiles – Available at Tile Republic (in Canberra and surrounding ACT region)
Fixtures – Phoenix tapware
Vanity – Tradelink
Vanity benchtop – Thor’s Hammer
Mirror – Design Twins
Plantation shutters – DIY Online Blinds
Pendant – Southside lighting
Ladder – Kmart homewares
Hooks – Freedom
Towels – Adairs